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Richard A. Mann
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  • Managing Partner, 04/01/1992

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Indianapolis, IN

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317-388-5622

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  • Mr. Mann has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers SuperLawyers Edition for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.
  • Mr. Mann is a Certified Family Law Specialist by the Family Law Certification Board. Many think this certification applies only to divorce, it also applies to custody, support, orders of protection (commonly called protective orders or peace bonds), visitation matters, adoptions, guardianships, juvenile matters such as paternity, criminal and Children in need of services.
  • Mr. Mann and his firm are proud to have been one of the firms who represented Same-Sex couples who were successful in overturning Indiana's ban on Same-Sex marriage.  He continues to fight discrimination in the law.
  • If you are looking for an experienced Indianapolis Divorce Lawyer or Indiana Family Lawyer,  you should consider our firm.  Mr. Mann has been practicing Family Law for more than 36 years in the Indianapolis area and throughout the State of Indiana. 
  • Mr. Mann regularly practices in the Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan, and  Shelby  County courts.    
  • Mr. Mann is a Registered Family Law and Civil Law Mediator.  He also is Guardian ad Litem and Parenting Coordinator.  Mr. Mann uses his experience in many areas of practice to aggressively represent his clients.  Due to his experience in criminal, business and tax arenas Mr. Mann provides a more full service representation in Family Law matters.  
  • While a large portion of Mr. Mann's practice is in the Family Law area he also represents several corporations on contract, personnel and other matters.  He also has a varied General Practice in wills, estates, juvenile matters, collections, probate throughout the state of Indiana.  Mr. Mann has tried murder cases as well as a death penalty case.
  • Family Law matters often involve a wide variety of legal issues.  Mr. Mann believes in bringing in the experts necessary to handle your cases properly based upon the issues and the budget available. 
  • If he or his associates do not handle a type of case in which you are involved, he will refer you to someone who does.  He believes that you are better served being sent to a professional who handles your issue on a regular basis. 
  • Mr. Mann has a Martindale-Hubbell A-V Rating, the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.  This rating is based upon confidential evaluations by attorneys and judges who are familiar with Mr. Mann.
  • Mr. Mann was admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States of America on May 18, 2015.
  • Mr. Mann is an approved FINRA arbitrator.

Areas Of Practice

  • Divorce, Custody and Support Matters 60%
  • Representing Closely Helad Business in all matters 15%
  • Certified Family Law Specialist by the Family Law Certification Board
  • Civil Law Mediator
  • Contracts
  • Criminal Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law Mediator
  • Guardian ad Litem- GAL
  • Juvenile Matters
  • Landlord and Tenant Matters
  • Medical Peer Review for Practitioners
  • Paternity
  • Personal Injury -- Defense
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Protective Orders
  • Real Estate Law
  • Same-Sex Couples' Rights
  • Trusts
  • Wills, Living Wills and Power of Attorneys
  • Mediation 20%

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Family Law Specialist, Family Law Certification Board, Family and Juvenile Law Section, 2001
  • Family Law Specialist, Family Law Certification Board, Family and Juvenile Law Section, 2018

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1994
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1990
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2015

Education

  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 05/1980
  • Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts, Sociology - 05/1976
  • Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice - 05/1976
    • Minor: Psychology
  • Indiana University Law Enforcement Academy, Bloomington, Indiana
    • Law Enforcement Officer - 08/1975
  • Indiana Police Academy Chemical Test Operator, Plainfield, IN
    • Chemical Test Operator - 1976
  • Indiana Police Training Academy Sex Crime Investigation, Plainfield, Indiana
  • Burglary Investigation School, Indianapolis, Indiana

Published Works

  • Grand Jury Practice Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, November, 1982
  • Articles on Family and Criminal Law

Representative Clients

  • Thermo King of Indiana, Inc.
  • Bestway of Indiana, Inc.
  • Utility Peterbilt of Indianapolis, Inc.
  • South Side Landfill, Inc.
  • South Central Surgery Center, LLC

References

  • Provided upon request

Classes/Seminars

  • Proving Disability for Parties and Disabled Children in Family Law Matters, Indianapolis Bar Association, 08/12/2010 to 08/12/2010
  • Family Law Mediation, ICLEF, 03/03/2010 to 03/07/2010
  • Indiana Child Support Guidelines, Indianapolis Bar Assoc. Diversity Section, 01/08/2010 to 01/08/2010
  • Indiana Child Support Guidelines for New Lawyers, Julian Center, 11/13/2009 to 11/13/2009
  • Indiana Child Support Guidelines for Experienced Attorneys, Julian Center, 11/20/2009 to 11/20/2009
  • Presenter, Practicing Law in a Paperless Office, Solo & Small Firm Practice Section Indiana Bar Association, 06/04/2004 to 06/04/2004
  • Practice of Family Law in Marion County, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 1995 to 1995
  • Indiana Grand Jury Proceedings, Indiana Prosecuting Attorney's Council
  • Proving Disabilities for Parties and Children in Divorce and Family Law Matters, Indianapolis Bar Association, Family Law Section, 08/12/2010 to 08/12/2010
  • Surviving and Thriving in Practice of Law, Family Law Section, Indianapolis Bar Association, 10/08/2010 to 10/08/2010
  • Tips on Handling Family Law Matters Involving Allegations of Child Physical and Sexual Abuse and , Julian Center, 11/15/2010 to 11/15/2010
  • Family Law Mediation, IU Maurer School of Law as a part of the Viola J. Taliaferro Family and Children Mediation Clinic, 08/18/2011 to 08/19/2011
  • Evidence in Family Law Matters, Julian Center, 12/04/2011
  • How to Introduce Evidence in Family Law Matters with Medical and Psychological Experts, Indianapolis Bar Association, Family Law Section, 12/06/2011
  • Indiana New Emancipation Law and its affect on Support and Post Secondary Education Expenses, Indianapolis Bar Association, Family Law Section, 06/11/2012 to 06/11/2012
  • Family Law Mediation, ICLEF, 05/07/2012 to 05/11/2012
  • Reality: The Real Aspects of Running a Successful Law Practice, ICLEF, 05/01/2013 to 05/02/2013
  • The affect of Social Security Benefits on Child Support, Indianapolis Bar Association, Family Law Committee, 05/21/2013 to 05/21/2013
  • The Affect of the New Indiana Support Emancipation Law, Indianapolis Bar Association Bench Bar Conference, 06/14/2013 to 06/15/2013
  • Valuation and Evidence Needed for Assets in Divorce, Indianapolis Bar Association Family Law Summit, 12/18/2013 to 12/18/2013
  • Mediation as a Business, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 05/06/2016
  • Same-Sex Marriage Issues Presented, Indianapolis Bar Association, Family Law Section, 07/22/2015
  • Cyber-security for Lawyers, ICLEF, 10/20/2017
  • Reality CLE, ICLEF, 05/04/2017
  • Evidence, ICLEF, 03/01/2017
  • Website Development Use and Misuse of Social Media in Your Practice, ICLEF, 02/22/2017
  • Methods in Getting Paid, ICLEF, 02/15/2017
  • Law Office Technology for Small Office Practitioners, ICLEF, 02/28/2017
  • Child Support Guidelines, ICLEF, 01/25/2017
  • Quickbooks for Lawyers: Trust Accounts, Billing and the Rest, ICLEF, 01/18/2017
  • Reality CLE, How to Run a Small Practice, ICLEF, 05/05/2016
  • Same-Sex Marriage Issues Presented, Indianapolis Bar Association, 07/22/2015
  • Technology For Your Law Practice, ICLEF, 02/20/2018
  • Website and Social Media for the Law Practice What to Do and Not To Do, ICLEF, 02/28/2018
  • Dealing with 3rd Parties When Representing Client's, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 03/14/2018

Honors and Awards

  • Selected for Inclusion in Super Lawyers 2019 Edition
  • Selected for Inclusion in Super Lawyers 2018 Edition
  • Selected for Inclusion in Super Lawyers 2017 Edition
  • Selected for Inclusion in Super Lawyers 2016 Edition
  • Selected for Inclusion in Super Lawyers 2015 Edition
  • Selected for Inclusion in Super Lawyers 2014 Edition
  • Selected for Inclusion in Super Lawyers 2013 Edition
  • Selected for Inclusion in Super Lawyers 2012 Edition
  • Selected for Inclusion in Super Lawyers 2011 Edition
  • Selected for Inclusion in Super Lawyers 2010 Edition
  • Selected for Inclusion in Super Lawyers 2009 Edition
  • Rated AV Preeminent in Martindale-Hubell
  • Distinguished Fellow by the Indianapolis Bar Foundation, 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Family Law Section, Indianapolis Bar Association, Member, 09/2005 to Present
  • Indiana Bar Association, Member, 05/1980 to Present
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Member, 09/2005 to Present
  • Decatur Civil Township, Marion County, Indiana, Township Attorney, 05/1980 to 12/1997
  • Center Grove Soccer Club, Inc., President, 11/1995 to 11/2005
  • Indiana Youth Soccer Association, Registrar and Risk Management Chair, 03/1999 to 02/2004
  • Indiana and American Civil Liberties Union, Member, 07/2003 to Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 05/1980 to 05/1991
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Collaborative Lawyer and Mediator, 09/2007 to Present
  • Family Law Section, Indianapolis Bar Association, Chair of Executive Committee, 01/2013 to 12/2014
  • Family Law Section, Indianapolis Bar Association, Secretary, 12/2010 to 12/2011
  • Family Law Section, Indianapolis Bar Association, Chair Elect, 12/2012 to 12/2013
  • Family Law Section, Indianapolis Bar Association, Past Chair, 12/2014 to 12/2015
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Member, 04/2012 to Present
  • International and Central Indiana Association of Collaborative Law Professionals
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Chair Practice Management Task Force, 12/2013 to 12/2015
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Member of Executive Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution, 01/2018 to Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Steckbeck and Moore, Associate, 1981 to 1984
  • Indiana House of Representatives, Majority House Attorney, 1980 to 1982
  • Indiana Criminal Law Study Commission, Staff Attorney, 1980 to 1982
  • Indiana House of Representatives, Staff, 1977 to 1979
  • Indiana University Police Department, Police Officer, 08/1974 to 12/1979
  • Cohen, Mann and Morelock, Senior Partner, 01/1984 to 03/1990
  • Harper and Clase Attorneys, Associate, 05/1980 to 06/1981

Pro Bono Activities

  • Protective Order Pro Bono Attorney, 01/2003
  • Heartland Pro Bono Project
  • Indianapolis Bar Association Modest Means Panel
  • Ombudsman for Employer Support of the Indiana Guard and Reserve, 02/2009
  • Modest Means Mediator, Present
  • Guardian ad Litem, Present

Ancillary Businesses

  • Registered Domestic Relations Mediator
  • Guardian ad Litem
  • Parenting Time Coordinator
  • Family Law Arbitrator
  • Registered Civil Law Mediator
  • Elder Mediation
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Arbitrator

Languages

  • English
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